By Hans Ludwig C Jaffe

The richly diversified illustrations are all in color—over 1000 of them, with many full-page plates exhibiting works of paramount value and curiosity. the key epochs, faculties, and varieties of Western and jap portray are represented in work of art, illuminations, embellished vessels, mosaics, panel work, and scrolls. lots of the examples were selected to offer a clean and unhackneyed choice, and a few of the works are almost inaccessible to the standard art-loving vacationer.

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20,000 years of world painting

The richly different illustrations are all in color—over 1000 of them, with many full-page plates exhibiting works of paramount significance and curiosity. the most important epochs, colleges, and types of Western and jap portray are represented in work of art, illuminations, adorned vessels, mosaics, panel work, and scrolls.

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